Owner of Metro Wines

Ventisei in Tuscany and Pets

Finally, Pets Really Are Part of the Family!
Some Big Companies are offering Dependent Benefits!
https://www.wsj.com/articles/pets-company-employer-
perks-coronavirus-adoptions-11596993137

Calls for a Family Wine!
A wine where you can sit around the table with family
and friends and a second another bottle!
2017 Ventisei, Toscana Rosso, Organic

Rosso Toscana IGT - Cover
91 Points from James Suckling
2018 Silver Tuscan Masters

Blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Organic. Vegan.

Fermented in stainless steel tanks with the use of indigenous yeasts,
Ventisei Rosso receives partial carbonic maceration, which adds that candied-fruit flavour we all love. It’s all about fruit and elegance, it dances on your palate
like an artful acrobat who always lands on his feet, precisely and smoothly. 

Rosso is the wine you want for long talks and big thoughts, the ideal one
to wash away all the heavy matters from your heart. Fresh raspberry notes,
delicate underbrush hints and sweet spice aromas from the first sip.
Juicy with mineral finish will call for another glass straight away. 

$17.99 @MetroWines. Ask for 2! 

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Justin Sauvignon Blanc

** White Wine of The Week **


Justin Sauvignon Blanc

If you missed the Justin Zoom with Sommelier Joe Spellman, he pointed out
that the winery is proud that this bottle of Sauvignon Blanc does not smack you
with greenery! Joe explained why some bottles of this varietal can taste
like eating a garden shop. "You must manage the yield. Too high a yield results
in an overly green taste."
 This is a medium bodied, generous and smooth wine.

 

Justin Sauvignon Blanc 2019 | Wine.com

"Our Sauvignon Blanc reflects the diversity of the climates and soils
in the Central Coast that range from the cool, limestone-laden Templeton Gap
area to the warmer, sandy, river-influenced eastern regions. We’ve combined sauvignon blanc grown in vineyards with diverse climates and soils to give our JUSTIN Sauvignon Blanc a full, textured palate with bright citrus and tropical fruit with a hint of fresh herbs balanced with a crisp, refreshing mineral structure."

The 2019 Justin Sauvignon Blanc is a clear, bright, pale straw color
with silver highlights. Aromatic with lemon, peach, pear, green apple, tropical fruit,                                           with subtle herbal notes and just a hint of white pepper. Medium bodied and crisp, with lemon,                       green apple, and peach on the entry and subtle green herb notes                                                                        with a pleasant mineral texture on the mid-palate. The finish is moderately long                                                 and refreshing with lingering citrus and herbal notes.

$17.99 shamelessly at wine.com
(The company is under fire from the Ohio Attorney General!) 
$16.99 @MetroWines. $14.44 with case discount!

 

Buy two bottles of Sauvignon Blanc or any two from Justin
and Justin will package in a Justin tote bag for 6!
(while supply lasts)

Personal Note: Think you don't like Sauvignon Blanc? I thought that too.
But it wasn't the grape, it was the style. This is a true, not overly GREEN,
expression of the grape. You really should try it.

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Deal of the Decade: Bordeaux

** Deal of the Decade **

 

Learn about Le Pin Pomerol Bordeaux Wine, Complete Guide

Chateau TOUR LE PIN Bordeaux 2014
70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc

Black-currant flavors are right up in the front of this wine.
With some youthful stalkiness, it also has the potential for a really juicy character that is bright, almost crisp. A touch of perfume gives wine a lift.
Was not ready in bottle until 2017.
At peak now. Enjoy over next nine months!

We are trying to help one of our distributors who bought big
before COVID and restaurants went dark. 

This is a chance to make Bordeaux your everyday table wine!

$5.87 for a Bottle

$4.99 per Bottle in a Case of Le Pin
or a mixed Case

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Earthquakes Relief in Italy

Join Us Virtually
MONDAY, August 24 | 6:00 P.M. EST
NIAF Relief Efforts -- Post-Earthquake Norcia
with Dr. Richard Mollica

On August 24th and October 30th in 2016, two devastating earthquakes struck Central Italy killing 297 Italian villagers, dislocating tens of thousands, and destroying areas of Norcia's ancient village. NIAF raised $450,000 through its Earthquake Relief Fund and partnered with the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) and the Italian National Trauma Center (INTC) to build a new multi-purpose community center in Norcia and to provide on-going training, mentoring, and support to the local medical community. Join Dr. Richard Mollica'sdiscussion to learn more about what the HPRT and the INTC have done in Norcia for those impacted by the disaster. Following Dr. Mollica's discussion, there will be a brief Q&A session. Registration is free.

REGISTER

Dr. Richard Mollica is the Director of the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma (HPRT) of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School and a faculty member in the Counseling Psychology and Global Mental Health program at William James College. In 1981, Dr. Mollica co-founded the Indochinese Psychiatry Clinic (IPC). Over the past two decades HPRT and IPC have pioneered the mental health care of survivors of mass violence and torture. HPRT/IPC's clinical model has been replicated throughout the world. He and his team have cared for over 10,000 survivors of extreme violence worldwide. Through his research, clinical work and trainings he is recognized as a leader in the treatment and rehabilitation of traumatized people and their communities.

Not able to join us on Zoom, but want to tune in? All free NIAF virtual events will be streamed simultaneously on Facebook Live and posted on NIAF's Youtubepage approximately one business day after the event has taken place. 

We can't wait for you to join us!

Learn more about all NIAF Virtual Events

THE NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION
Amb. Peter F. Secchia Building
1860 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
www.NIAF.org

© 2020 National Italian American Foundation. All Rights Reserved.

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All Things Roman and Wine

*** All Things Roman ***
https://www.wsj.com/articles/cant-travel-to-italy-this-summer-
read-this-book-instead-11596030002

I asked Andy Hale, Director of The Asheville School of Wine,
if there was a wine from Rome. And he said:
"If you went into a cafe in Ancient Rome and asked for the good stuff,
you would be brought wine from Compagna and that's Aglianico!"

Tired but true: When in Rome.....................

FontanaVecchia Aglianico, 2015 17.99

Company - Fontanavecchia

To recount the origins of Fontanavecchia is like telling the story of Torrecuso and its people.
An old register from the Bourbon era mentions that already more than 160 years ago,
the excellent wine of this area was produced by the Rillo family, attentive caretakers of the vines
and guardians of the antique traditions of the magical city of Benevento. The Fontanavecchia company
is considered one of the most important and historic wine-producers of the whole Samnium region.

And FontanaVecchia Aglianico Rosé, 2019 15.99

Aglianico del Taburno Rosato

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Virtual Trip to The Veneto

RoundNOIAW
 
National Organization of Italian American Women
Connecticut Region presents
 
A VIRTUAL TASTING AND TOUR
Viaggio nel Veneto 
Prosecco & Tiramisù!
 
 
Travel with NOIAW from Home for
A Taste of the Veneto and Prosecco Region!
 
Enjoy a virtual viaggio to the Veneto & Prosecco region with three of the region's leading experts and NOIAW! 
 
Ortensia Blu Italian Adventures travel advisor Laney Sachs will be our guide as she escorts us to Valdobbiadene where we will be treated to a live-from-Italy wine tasting with Italian sommelier Elisabetta Berra. The evening will be capped off with a special sweet ending—a Tiramisù demonstration from the Connecticut kitchen of Treviso native, Maria Pietrobon, Chef and Founder of Caffè Bon.
 
The wines which Ms. Berra will talk about include:
Bisol Prosecco Jeio Superiore DOCG
Montresor Valpolicella Ripasso Capitel della Crosara
Pieropan Soave Classico Veneto
These wines are available at Total Wine for purchase before or after the program, or ask your wine seller for something similar.Registrants will receive the Zoom link via email the day before the program.
ABOUT OUR SOMMELIER
 
Elisabetta Berra was born in England to Italian parents from Veneto. "Wine has always been on our table," she says. "I remember the gatherings with Italian friends with many Italian dishes and of course wine. I wasn't a big wine fan until I moved to Valdobbiadene when I was 21 and where it is just impossible not to drink prosecco! I later became more and more interested in the wine world and therefore became a sommelier in 2013. I work as a Tour Leader and often take tourists to the local wineries. I love tasting different wines from other parts of Italy and learning directly from the producers how their wines are made and listen to their amazing stories."
 
Wednesday, August 19th, 2020, 7-8:30PM 
 ONLINE via ZOOM
Registration - $10.00
 
Gentlemen always welcome!
 
 
See what's happening on our social sites:
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Early Fall Wedding: Gamay

The Myth and Reality of Parisian Women
https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20200731-the-myth-and-reality-of-the-parisian-woman

INSPIRATION TO DRAW fashion photography - black and white photography - black glamour hat and gloves Vintage Dior, Vintage Fashion, Vintage Black, Vintage Couture, Vintage Style, Estilo Glamour, Foto Fashion, Love Hat, Cool Hats

Discuss Over Sheer Sophistication
Savoie Beaujolais Gamay 2019

La Cave du Prieure - Raymond Barlet & Fils Jongieux Gamay U.V. | Wine Info
Savoie, a quintessentially alpine region bordering Switzerland, is dotted with glacial lakes,
rocky outcrops and vineyards. La Cave du Prieuré is located in Jongieux on a sunny, western face
of the Mont du Char range. Here the Bartlet family has cultivated the limestone slopes by hand
for five generations, employing sustainable growing practices and minimal intervention.
This Gamay has bright red fruit and earthy nuances. Serve  with slight chill.

Buy a Bottle $18.99
Buy a Case of Jongieux or in a Mixed case: $16.14

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Veneto and Wine, etc.

Perchance to Dream: 
Travel Through the Treasures of Venice Online

 

Byways of La Serenissima: The Venice You (Probably) Don't Know - WSJ
https://www.wsj.com/articles/byways-of-
la-serenissima-the-venice-you-probably-dont-know-11596279600

Your Travel Veneto Vicariously Wine
(Just arrived in shop!)

Product - Alla Costiera Bianco Costiera-1.jpg

Brett says: "Fresh and viscous floral stone fruit from  the classical Veneto grape of Friulano 
and balanced floral finish coming from the high elevation varietal in the blend. The weight is similar 
to Viognier making this wine a crowd pleaser. The Cabernet and Merlot Blend is glorious.
All in all, these wines, for the clean quality, should cost double the price.

Certified Organic, Biodynamic and Vegan. 
$15.99 for the White or Red
You are probably familiar with the Prosecco from Alla Costiera.
Another amazing value at $16.99.

Read about the family here: https://www.piedmontwineimports.com/alla-costier

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Ovum White is Wine of The Week

*** Featured Wine ***

 

Big Salt from OVUM, Oregon

 

Ovum Big Salt White 2017 (750ML) - grandvinwinemerchants.com

BIG SALT is a white wine, a Gruner based proprietary blend, that tries to capture a day at the beach in a bottle.Fresh, dry, breezy - the bright aromas of the wine are met with a dry, almost salty textured palate that’s well-suitedfor sitting in the sun and hanging with friends. Made from ancient volcanic decomposed seabeds,
the wine is sustainable and organic vineyards throughout Oregon are the building blocks for Big Salt.

Ksenija Kostic House, co-owner/winemaker
Drinking an OVUM wine should be like listening to AM Radio, in Stereo. " 
Co-owner and Winemaker Ksenija Kostic House

“It’s hard to imagine a better Oregon white at this price.” Wine Enthusiast

2019 (12.5%alc.) is $19.99

@MetroWines

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Blind Tasting League Returns via Facebook LIVE

 

News Release: Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

About: Blind Tasting League Returns via Facebook Live
 
The Blind Tasting League with Andy Hale, Director of The Asheville School of Wine @MetroWines, returns on Wednesday, August 19th at 5:30 via Facebook LIVE. Join in the process of deductive reasoning used by wine experts to determine what's in the glass. Andy will present two wines and work with you through the process because he doesn't know what's in the glass either!
 
Participants do not need to register, sign up or pay for the event. All you need is two glasses ready to go and to logon to our Facebook page at 5:30 on August 19th. Go here: https://www.facebook.com/MetroWinesAsheville
 
"This is a great way to learn the deductive process of blind tasting with no pressure," says Gina Trippi, co-owner of MetroWines. "You don't need any previous experience and Andy has prepared videos and educational materials to get you started down the road of wine knowledge."Go here: https://www.ashevilleschoolofwine.com/blog/entry/the-blind-tasting-league-returns-virtually.
 
If you are interested in purchasing the wines to be tasted, you can purchase the two wines by calling (828) 575-9525 @MetroWines. The wines will be concealed in brown paper bags so no looking! And don't tell Andy anything!
 
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Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
Contact for The Blind Tasting League @MetroWines: Andy Hale at 828-200-5073
Charlotte Street! It's the Next BIG Thing!
gina@MetroWinesAsheville.com
"Big Shop Selection. Small Shop Service"
Shop:  828-575-9525
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Travel the World in Rosé

Travel the World Through Rosé

 

Great Rose' Tasting Starts May 4th - Metro Wines Blogs - Metro ...

 

It is difficult to see the world wide range of our collection.
So we have lined the locations up. And know that we
usually havemore than one Rosé from each location! 

 

Spain: RAW 2019, $15.99
Italy: FontanaVecchia 2019, $15.99
France: Houchart 2019, $14.99
Austria: Mittelbach 2019, $13.99 
Greece: Zoe 2019, $14.99
Slovenia: Grape Abduction 2019, $15.99
California: Wild Thing 2018, $18.99
South Africa: Backsberg, 2019 $13.99
Corsica: Ventriccie 2019, $12.99
Lebanon: Musar 2018, $19.99


Visit Gardens Around the World Vicariously:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/abroad-at-home-
gardens-of-earthy-delights-11596058534

 

Pick Up a Rosé Round the World Case.
Call (828) 575-9525

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French Resistance: Rhone

The French Resistance

Verso

These Wines are Not New to the Shop but RESIST Being Rotated!
Always Big Sellers. Always Good. Always a Value.

** En Passant Rhone 2017 $18.99 **
** Tellus Vinea (Unoaked) Bordeaux $18.99 **
** L'Oustalet Rhone 2016 $12.99 **

Pick Up a Case. Call (828) 575-9525

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Priest Choker, Selvapiana and Cala Civette Toscana

*** PRIEST CHOKER ***
Will economic conditions reinvigorate a traditional Tuscan savings plan?

https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/travel-stories/
the-choking-history-of-italys-prieststrangler-strozzapreti-pasta/news-story/3c3c5d599fee7ac42df25f5d4f63489f

Your Discuss it Over OR Pair with the Pasta - Wine

SELVAPIANA | Our Producers | Dalla Terra

92 Points Wine Enthusiast
LA Times: 
http://www.selvapiana.it/los-angeles-times-recommened-selvapiana-rufina-2013/

A blend of 60% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, this has alluring,
earthy aromas of new leather, tobacco and ripe black-skinned berry. On the smooth palate,
fresh acidity brightens juicy raspberry, Marasca cherry, orange zest, star anise and eucalyptus. Polished tannins lend elegant support. 

$21 Cellar Potential: Drink through 2025.
*************************

Also Consider Cala Civetta Toscana 2018 $14.99

Los Angeles Times recommened Selvapiana Rufina 2013 - Fattoria ...
 

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Save Alsace

*** Save Alsace ***

New York Times reports that 6 million liters of wine
from Colmar, France, the Alsace Region, will be boiled to make
hand sanitizer as a result of the lethal combination of COVID and tariffs. 
"The move is necessary, but the wound
to the nation's soul may be slow to heal."

Shop ALSACE @MetroWines!
Since 1626, Trimbach has crafted wines that reflect
the Alsace terroir. This one is elegant and dry.

2016 Trimbach Riesling Alsace White 750 ml

 

Wine Enthusiast 93 
Wet stone and fresh lemon are faint but distinct on the nose. A pure lemon flavor streaks
across the slender, taut palate, with a comet-like spray of freshness. This wine is dry and,
if it weren't for juicy glimpses of ripe lemon, would be almost austere.

Vinous Media 91 
Pale straw with green tinges. Lemon, minerals and fresh herbs on the nose and palate.
Juicy and vibrant, delivering zingy, lemony bite on the long finish. Boasts lively but harmonious acidity that really extends the fresh citrus and stony flavors on the back end.
Knockout entry-level Riesling. A good thing too, as this is Trimbach’s “bread and butter” wine,
the house’s most important one commercially (at a whopping 350,000 bottles a year).
To be frank, anyone who can make 350,000 bottles of an entry-level wine
this good has simply unbelievable talent. Chapeau!

James Suckling 90 
Quite tart and firm. This has enough depth to carry well,
and there's a great burst of candied-citrus character at the long finish. Drink or hold.

Wine Spectator 90 
Fresh and floral, featuring minerally petrol and anise accents underscoring flavors of Asian pear, white peach and almond blossom. Light-bodied and lithe, with hints of lemon peel and herb on the mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2024. 20,000 cases made, 5,000 cases imported.

$21 (red tag)

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Columbo and Freisa

New York Times Says Cling to COLUMBO

 

Columbo turns 50 - why we still love Peter Falk's crumpled ...
NYT suggests that we take a step back to find comfort in troubled times.
Before there was cable TV with omnipresent gratuitous and graphic sex and violence,
unremittant misogyny, stupid story lines and blood, blood, blood, there was Columbo!
In this David vs. Goliath show, Columbo, a poorly paid, stogie smoking LA detective
wearing a cheap rain coat, takes down the rich and famous every week without violence,
DNA, CCTV, smart phones, or GPS, just good old fashioned smarts.

While the Columbo character was said to be of Italian Heritage,
and Peter Falk played the part to perfection, Falk's heritage was from Poland and Russia 
on his father's side and from Hungary and Poland on his mother's side.

Your Sink into The Comfort Zone and Watch it With Wine:
We chose this bottle as it is made in the colder, northern climate of Piedmonte.
So whether you celebrate Peter Falk, the actor with real-life Northern European roots,
or Peter Falk as the character of Italian Heritage, Colombo,

It works!

La Casaccia Monfiorenza Monferrato Freisa U.V. | Wine Info
Teaching Moment: Freisa is a love it or leave it grape, but you,
if you dare to step outside your comfort zone, (and I know you will) should try it!

Wine Folly says: Freisa Wines have deep color. The aromas are lightly fruity,
with sour, wild red berries and then deeply herbaceous with notes of sage, green olive,
earth, tar, and bitter green almond. On the palate, the wine has zippy acidity
and astringent bitterness with chalky and grippy tannins. Several producers
will actually leave a touch of residual sugar in the wine to complement its astringency.

Explore this grape. All in all, Freisa is a rare treat.

La Casaccia Monfiorenza Monferrato Freisa 2018 
The organic Freisa grapes by the Rava Family in the Montferrato region.
are hand-picked and selected individually to produce this medium structured wine,
fruity when young and good for medium aging. Tannins play well with barbecue.
More on the winery: 
https://www.piedmontwineimports.com/la-casaccia
*** Try it With a Little Chill. $14.99 @MetroWines ***

More on Columbo: A scene from "Any Old Port in a Storm"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3g3TARlQfU

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Mullet and Yalumba Viognier

It comes with a heavy heart that I must tell you...

Great Moments in Mullet History (@GreatMullet) | Twitter
 
The MULLET is Back!

but was it ever really gone?

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-29/hairdressers-say-mullet-
is-making-a-comeback/11123132

JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT WAS SAFE TO GO OUTSIDE!
DISCUSS THIS LATEST DEVELOPMENT OVER A GOOD BOTTLE OF WINE!

Yalumba The Y Series Viognier

Yalumba Viognier 2019, South Australia 
** 90 Points from Wine Spectator **

This Y Series has lovely aromas of orange blossom and honeysuckle
with fresh pineapple and dried figs on the palate and a silky textural finish.

$13.97 at Wine Chateau
$12.99 at wine.com

*** $9.99 @MetroWines! ***
(mullet optional)

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In Memoriam:Meme. And Altesse.

In Memoriam

"Meme"

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An idea, behavior, style, or usage that spreads from person to person
within a culture. Memes (discrete units of knowledge, gossip, jokes and so on)
are to culture what genes are to life. Just as biological evolution is driven by the survival of the fittest genes in the gene pool, cultural evolution may be driven
by the most successful memes.— Richard Dawkins

I don't care! I am sick of seeing this word. Think about it. How long have you
been reading? I am willing to wager that this word has come up more
in the past two years than in your past paper all total. Too much!

That said: Good Bye, Aurevoir, Arrivederci, Soyonara, Adios, etc.

To Celebrate the Happy Demise of "Meme"

La Cave du Prieure - Raymond Barlet & Fils Altesse Roussette de ...
Winner Medaille d'or Paris 2020, 13% ALC.
LaCave du Prieure Altesse Roussette De Savoie

Savoie, a quintessentially Alpine region bordering Switzerland,
is dotted with glacial lakes, rocky outcrops and vineyards.
LaCave du Prieureis located in Jongieux on a sunny,
protected western face on Mont du Chat range.
Here the Bartlet family has cultivated the limestone slopes
by hand for five generations, employing sustainable growing practices
and minimal intervention winemaking. This 100% Altesse,
a unique white grape variety only grown in Savoie, this Cuvee
is full and textured, with ripe stone fruit, mountain herbs and bees wax.

$21 for an awesome in glass experience.

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Chill Out: Peyrassol Rosé

*** CHILL OUT and IN ***
The TOOU Outo Rocking Chair is Born to stay out,
enjoying the sun and rain, unafraid of heat, humidity or temperature changes
High-end comfort and design out in the open air showcasing 
quality, ergonomics and diversity, balanced with perfect aesthetics.

Chilling in a Chair. Chill IN the Kitchen.


https://www.malaprops.com/search/site/cucina%20fresca
Viana La Place and Evan Kleiman write in their classic 1985 book "Cucina Fresca" that "the true flavors of food" really shine at temperatures ranging from
"barely warm to cool." This book is a collection of Italian recipes designed to be served lukewarm or cold. Perhaps the greatest joy of room temperature dishes
is the way they give the cook time to cool off away from the hot kitchen!

Shop Spicewalla Mediterranean 3 Pack, Spigadoro Penne Rigate from Italy, Stanislaus Red Sauce, Greek Olive Oil and Divina Large White Beans.
All @MetroWines. Call (828) 575-9525

Cool off in the chair OR the Kitchen with a glass of ......................

2019 Château de Peyrassol
The name of the estate is the first indication of its long, illustrious past.
Located in the heart of Provence, near routes traveled by Crusaders
in the early Middle Ages, the Commanderie de Peyrassol was founded
by the Knights of Templar who were dedicated to protecting the Crusaders
en route to, and in, the Holy Land.
The first recorded grape harvest took place in 1256 and winemaking
has continued uninterrupted throughout the centuries.
When the Templars were brought down in 1311 by the King of France,
who was nervous of their power and jealous of their wealth, the Knights of Malta became the fortunate owners of the Commanderie. They remained in control, flawlessly maintaining the vineyards until the French Revolution, when it was taken over by the State. The Rigord family purchased the estate in 1870.
The current proprietor, Françoise Rigord, has been making the wines
at Peyrassol since 1981 and has now been joined by her son, François.
Drink well chilled and with black olives, tomato-based dishes.

$14.99 for centuries of history in bottle.

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Lettie Teague and Burgans Albarino

Lettie Teague Talks Summer
https://www.wsj.com/articles/wines-made-for-summer-
easygoing-and-excellent-value-11594983535

Lettie likes Burgans Albarino 2019

Burgans Rias Baixas Albarino 2018 | Wine Info
A bright greenish yellow color with golden highlights.
NOSE A uniquely fruity aroma where the varietal is clearly appreciated,
highlighting hints of ripe apples, apricots, and peach aromas. $16.99

We love Burgans too! It's the classic version of this varietal.
And take a second look at our video on some other summer wines we like.
Here's Andy Hale, Director of The Asheville School of Wine!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYRb3QUy4Io&t=16s

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JUSTIN Tasting presented by Master Sommelier

 

News Release: Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

About: Online Tasting with Master Sommelier Joe Spellman and JUSTIN
 
This is BIG. This is JUSTIN! Join us on Monday, August 10th at 7pmEST on ZOOM for a tasting of three extraordinary wines from JUSTIN presented by Master Sommelier Joe Spellman. You will be at an online party with JUSTIN fans from cities around the country including Chicago, New York and Houston. The ZOOM presentation is on the house!
 
"This is a unique opportunity presented by one of the most well respected wineries in America and, judging from our sales here in Asheville, one of the most popular!" says Gina Trippi, co-owner of MetroWines.
 
The wines include two we have always shelved @MetroWines and a new one to our shop, JUSTIN Sauvignon Blanc.
 
JUSTIN Sauvignon Blanc from Central Coast, has been described as a "Bordeaux meets California" style that presents bright acidity, lemon and tropical flavors in a medium bodied crisp and clean wine. JUSTIN Cabernet Sauvignon made in Paso Robles was chosen as the "#5 Most Popular Restaurant Wine in the US" by Wine&Spirits Magazine in 2019. And JUSTIN Isosceles, is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Merlot scoring 94 Points from Wine Enthusiast. JUSTIN Cabernet and Cabernet blends are deep purple with a ruby core, full bodied, rich cherry wrapped in a Bordeaux style.
 
 
You do not need to purchase the wines to join in the online tasting. But when you buy any two of the three wines to be presented prior to the tasting, JUSTIN is presenting your purchase in an official JUSTIN tote bag while our stash lasts!
 
About JUSTIN: 

OUR VINEYARDS

We planted our first vineyard back in 1981 with a mission to make world-class Bordeaux-style blends. Since then, we’ve expanded both our knowledge of viticulture in this unique region as well as our acreage.

SOIL

Rich in fossilized limestone from eons of marine deposits, JUSTIN’s soil is ideally suited to creating big, Bordeaux-style reds. The limestone “stresses” the vines, producing grapes that fully express their varietal character.

CLIMATE

Paso Robles’ distinctive microclimate offers the widest day-night temperature swings of any grape-growing region in California. The hot days allow the grapes to develop intense flavor, while the cool nights create great structure and balance.

OUR WINEMAKING PHILOSOPHY

At JUSTIN, we combine traditional Old World methods—like hand-harvesting and small-barrel aging in French oak—with New World technology. For example: the “Air Knife,” an ingenious process invented by our winemakers, boosts grape quality and efficiency.

Once the grapes are harvested, our winemakers—some of the best in the business—gather to sort, select, age, taste, blend and decide what goes into every bottle.

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Contact for MetroWines: Gina Trippi
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gina@MetroWinesAsheville.com
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